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North Korea Claims 5 Million New Soldiers Enlisted Ahead Of "Imminent Provocation"

In what we imagine is an exaggerated figure, North Korea claimed Thursday that some 4.7 million students and workers have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the North Korean army since Dear Leader Kim Jong Un called US President Donald Trump a “dotard” and vowed to retaliate against US threats of destruction during a televised speech last week.

A China Conspiracy Theory: "What If Beijing Is Behind The Entire Move?" SocGen Asks

"One interpretation is that China has been accumulating Treasuries to stop the Yuan appreciating too fast, buying Treasuries and driving yields lower than they would otherwise have been. Was that 2.03% 10year Note a function of expectations about the Fed, inflation and fiscal policy, or the result of Chinese buying in summer markets?"

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North Korea Said To Seek Help From Republicans "To Figure Out Trump"

In what may be the most bizarre development of the day, the WaPo reports that in their ongoing feud with President Trump, the North Korean government has quietly sought the help of an unlikely counterparty: Republicans.  "Their No. 1 concern is Trump. They can’t figure him out."

McMaster Says US Has "Four or Five" North Korea Scenarios, "Some Are Uglier Than Others"

As tensions between North Korea and the U.S. continue to escalate with every Trump tweet and subsequent response by Kim Jong-Un, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that the U.S. has prepared "four or five different scenarios" for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, adding ominously that “some are uglier than others."

A Failing Empire, Part 1: Russia & China's Military Strategy To Contain The US

"Looking at the global political landscape over the last month, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at America’s disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, an acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of America’s declining unipolar moment."

Ron Paul: "How To End The Korea Crisis"

The descent of US/North Korea “crisis” to the level of schoolyard taunts should be remembered as one of the most bizarre, dangerous, and disgraceful chapters in US foreign policy history.

Global Stocks Mixed After "Nightmare Victory" For Merkel; Chinese Property Developers Crash

European stocks rose as the euro tumbled following Germany’s election result which was dubbed a "Nightmare Victory" for Merkel and could lead to complicated coalition talks. U.S. equity-index futures point to a lower open, while Asian equities slide after a plunge in Chinese property developer names as well as tech stocks following more iPhone delivery concerns. S&P500 futures are steady.